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Master’s in Political Leadership & Government (2-year post graduate degree program)

Need for Training in Politics & Government

There is a leader hidden within us. The few who let go of their inhibitions and seek to find answers are the ones who take a lead and inspire others. The society desires a leader, who is dynamic, proactive, capable and above all, knowledgeable. There are a multitude of unanswered questions which we help in addressing and channelizing the energy of aspiring leaders helping them realize their dream.

Programme Objective

A dire need was felt for an academy that would impart the necessary knowledge and empower these young aspirants with the wherewithal and the training to be dynamic leaders. This culminated in the founding of MIT School of Government in 2005. It has received a very warm and positive response from all sections of the society, including the political leadership, irrespective of political affiliations. MIT School of Government (MIT- SOG) was established with the active support of UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Democracy and Peace, World Peace Centre, Alandi, Pune.

      • To become trained Political Leaders.

      • To understand the dynamics of Indian Politics.

      • To learn to manage Election Campaign

      • To learn techniques of Constituency Management.

      • To understand Functions of Government.

      • To understand Judiciary of India.

      • To understand Bureaucracy of India.

      • To understand biggest Democracy of the World.

      • Know the Ministries, their role & responsibilities.

      • What are the roles & responsibilities of Members of Parliament from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?

      • Know the process of drafting & presenting a Bill in the Parliament / Assembly .

      • How is the Budget prepared?

      • What is the role of Planning Commission?

      • How does the Human Rights Commission work?

      • What is Disaster Management?

Master’s in Political Leadership & Government (MPG)

Modules

Subject Module Value-Added Programmes
Applied Politics
  •  Competing Political Philosophies
  •  Functioning of Indian Constitution
  •  Election Campaign Strategies
  •  Political Communication & Social Media
  •  Mass Movements and Skills of Negotiations
Rights based Regimes (RTI, RTE, Land Acquisition Act)
Political Branding
  •  Psephology and Data Analytics
  •  Political Speech Writing
  •  Political Strategic Management
  •  Political Oratory
  •  Constituency Development and Government Schemes
Quantitative Analysis – Excel
Public Policy
  •  Issues in Social Justice
  •  Fundamentals of Policy Processes
  •  Legislative Procedures and Policy Making
  •  Human Rights Advocacy
  •  Labour Laws and Industrial Relations
Human Rights
Political Economy
  •  Economic Concepts and Policies
  •  Economics of Development
  •  Economics of Banking and Capital Market
  •  Agriculture, Industrialization and Urbanization
  •  Budget, Taxation and Black Money
Country Ratings
Law, Public Administration and Governance
  •  Indian Bureaucratic Structure
  •  Functioning of Election Commission
  •  Panchayati Raj Institutions
  •  Indian Judiciary System
  •  NGOs and Participatory Development
India’s Geography
Global Politics
  •  Conflicts in World Politics
  •  Indian Foreign Policy
  •  International Trade
  •  National security and Defense Policy
  •  Rise of Asia in World Politics
Map Reading

Career Prospects

MPG is a Two year intense residential programme that prepares you for a progressive career in Government Administration, Judiciary, Media and Political System-

Contesting elections at various levels within our democratic system

In functional politics one can contribute as –

    • Research Associate

    • Political Analyst

    • Policy Associate

    • Political Strategist

    • Political Consultant

    • Election Manager

    • Election Research & Campaign Managers

    • Social Media Analyst

    • Constituency Manager

    • Associate Assistants in Parliamentary Affairs

Learning Outcomes

The holders of the Two-year Master’s in Political Leadership & Government, Pune moulded as leaders holding positions in the services of the Democratic societies would master skills w.r.t Personal enhancement and communication with the society.

    • Professional approach to pursuing a career in the political & governmental sector.

    • Widening the horizons of performance by benchmarking the performance of their offices to match the best prevalent practices globally.

    • Understanding the hierarchy of processes with respect to various levels of government from the Panchayats to the highest national offices.

    • Chalking a career route with respect to occupying positions in the social, political and bureaucratic structure of democratic institutional offices.

Admission Procedure

Eligibility Criteria

Graduate from any stream. Candidates appearing for their final year graduation exam may also apply.

Selection Process

It comprises of a written test followed by a personal interview taken by the selection panel. The written test includes 5 descriptive type questions based on current & political affairs. Each has to be answered in approx 100 words.

Final Result & Admission offer

The final result is declared within two working days from the date of selection.

Admission Confirmation

The selected Applicants need to pay Rs. 1, 50,000/- as the first installment of the total course fee of Rs. 2.5 lac/-. (Rs. 1000/- is non-refundable in case of withdrawal of admission on or before July 31, 2018 thereafter no refunds)

Fee structure

The Program Fee comprises of two components COURSE FEE (mandatory) and OPTIONALS

Course Fee: Rs. 2.50 lacs. Payable in 2 installments (it includes cost of field visits, National Study Tour & course material)

Installment

Due Date

College Fee(INR)

I As informed in the offer letter 150000
II 30.11.18 100000

Optionals:
HOSTEL FEE Rs.50,000/- per participant on sharing basis (inclusive of Boarding charges only). Facilities available till the commencement of the International Study Tour/Final Internships.

2-Week International Study Tour fee will be charged on actual basis.

How to Apply

You may apply online (link below) or download the pdf form, fill in all the details and attach all documents as mentioned ahead and send it to our office. Attach photocopy of mark sheets (10, 12 & Graduation or 2nd year if appearing for final year examinations), one residential proof, 2 passport size color photographs and admissions fee of Rs. 1500/- via Demand Draft favoring Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University Pune. Send these to our admissions office at Pune.

For further queries Contact us on

Mobile: 09850897039, 07720061611

Email ID: admissions@mitsog.org

Whats App: 9146038947

Mailing Address:

MIT School of Government, S. No.124, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune – 411038, Maharashtra

MPG-14, Classes Begin: 1st August, 2018 (Wednesday)

Course Syllabus

The Two-year full time Master’s in Political Leadership & Government (MPG) consists of different topics, which are covered as 10 modules covering Indian Polity, Economy and International Politics. These enable students to understand political process in India.

In addition, students have one Foundation Course (FC) which focuses on the developing societies, economies and politics. The main emphasis is on experiences rather than the theories. The classes for this course are held at the TISS Convention Centre, Mumbai.

Apart from the modules, there are different Workshops, Seminars, Projects, Constituency Studies, Case Studies, Discussions, Issue based Internship, Election Study Tour, National Study Tour, Internship on Constituency Management etc.

    • Constitutional Framework

    • Political Process in India

    • Electoral Process in India

    • World Politics

    • India’s Foreign Policy

    • Political Communication

    • India’s Social Order

    • Public Policy & Good Governance

    • Management Approach towards Political Issues

    • Indian Economy

Master’s in Political Leadership & Government (MPG)- FAQ’S

What are the basic eligibility criteria for admission to MPG program?

Any graduate can apply for the program. Students who have appeared in their final year of degree program from any faculty from a recognized University are also eligible to apply for the program.

Why do I select this program as a career option?

It is a Leadership Program designed and devised for a select few who are interested in taking up leadership roles in the areas of Politics & Government. Their future role may involve an active interaction with government, society and media at various levels.

How is MPG different from a Master's in Political Science?

Masters in Political Science is a theoretical course where there is minimal exposure given to Students towards practical aspects of the functioning of government. Our course focuses on the experiential, facilitative and case study method of learning whereby the students are exposed to a participative mode of learning. The highlights are –

    • Interaction with Eminent Political Leaders, Social Activists, Civil Servants, Academicians, Media persons and Legal Practitioners.

    • Practical inputs will be in the form of a lot of field assignments like – projects on social causes.

    • An optional two weeks International Study tour to give the candidates – the global exposure towards functioning of their parliaments and offices.

    • National Study Tour to Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Secretariats.

    • Local tours to State Assembly, Municipal Corporation, Zilla Parishad and Gram Panchayat have been incorporated in the program.

    • Field visits are also arranged to NGOs, Defence Establishment, Model Village, Media House, Co-operative etc.

How many such programs are there in India?

Two-year full time “Master’s in Political Leadership & Government” is the only program of its kind in India & Asia offered at MIT-WPU University.

What are the future prospects for students at MIT-SOG?

The career prospects for the students who graduate from MIT School of Government are excellent –

    • Students of this course can look forward to work with Leading Political Leaders, Social Leaders and various Government Bodies as Functional Advisors, Strategists & Policy Makers, back office executives in Political Parties and as Political Analysts, Election Consultants etc.

    • Students interested in actively pursuing politics, for them the course is an eye opener as we are exposing them to all the facets of Government & nuances of Politics in India as well as providing them with the much-needed global exposure.

    • Strong foundation for civil services aspirants who aspire to play leadership roles in the near future.

    • Several leading corporate houses having social wings are interested in recruiting people with this kind of exposure. A career in NGOs as Consultant or at the Advisory level is also a very good option.

    • This program also develops entrepreneurial spirit – Conceptualize and establish one’s own NGO or political party to transform specific areas in the socio-political arena.

    • Networking of these students with their colleagues within the class as well as the networking they develop in due course of time with the guest & eminent faculties coming to deliver the lectures or while doing field projects and Internship in Political party offices and other sectors also generates immense opportunities in terms of career growth in related areas.

    • Pursue a career as a Freelancer in the field of Media or P.R.(Change Public Relations)

What is the process for selection to the Program?

The selection process for MPG-14 comprises of a descriptive type written test followed by a detailed personal interview by the selection panel.

What is the Program Structure like?

Two year full time “Master’s in Political Leadership & Government” comprises of a trimester based system. There are total 3 trimesters in the program. Topics start from the lowest tier of government, the Gram Panchayat to the Parliament. MPG is an experiential learning program where 50% of the learning is through the classroom lectures and 50% of the learning is through the field visits, study tours & assignments.

What is the Fee Structure?

The Program Fee comprises of two components COURSE FEE (mandatory) and OPTIONALS Course Fee: Rs. 2,50,000/- Payable in 2 installments (it includes cost of field visits, National Study Tour course material & laptop offered by the institute.

Installment Due Date College Fee(INR)
I As informed in the offer letter 150000
II 30.11.18 100000

Optionals:

    • 2-WEEK INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR fee will be charged on actual basis. HOSTEL FEE Rs.50,000/- per participant on sharing basis (inclusive of Boarding charges only). Facilities available till the commencement of the International Study Tour / Final Internships.

    • In case of any further query, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions office on 020-30273613, 9850897039, 7720061611 or email us at admissions@mitsog.org

What are the documents to be submitted along with the Application Form?

The Candidate is required to produce following original documents on the day of entrance examination.

    • Educational Certificates

    • Experience Certificates

    • ID Proof.

The following self-attested documents are to be submitted on the day of joining MPG-14

    • SSC Mark sheet (10th Std.)

    • HSC Mark sheet (12th Std.)

    • Transfer / Leaving Certificate / Migration after graduation (original)

    • Graduation Mark sheets (All Semesters/years)

    • Photo Identity Proof– (Voter’s ID/Driving License/PAN Card/ Passport/Adhaar Card)

    • Permanent address Proof- (Ration card/Passport/Electricity Bill/Telephone Bill/Property tax Bill)

    • GAP Affidavit (if applicable)

    • Post-Graduation Mark sheet. (if any)

    • Other Educational Qualification Course / Diploma Certificate (if any)

    • Affidavit for change in Name. (if applicable)

What are the parameters for the Interview Process?

Current Parameters for interview – Communication; Vision/Objective; Passion/Attitude; Character; Commitment/Motivation; Self-confidence; Academic ability.

How many seats for the MPG Program are available at MIT-SOG?

MIT-SOG has strength of 60 seats.

Is there any reservation in seats available for MPG program?

No reservations and quotas are applicable. The selection of the students is purely based on the merit only i.e. the performance in the descriptive type written test and the personal interview.

How I will be intimated about my selection in MPG program?

Successful Candidates are informed via phone and email on the same day or the next day of the selection process. Offer Letters are sent within two working days from the date of selection via courier or registered post as applicable.
IMPORTANT DATES– Admissions Open for MPG-14, Apply now! Admission Selection Fee Rs. 1500/- payable at the time of submitting the admission application form (cash is accepted if submitting in person). MPG 14, Course commencement on August 1st 2018, Wednesday.

Please let me know the details on EDUCATIONAL LOAN?

MIT-WPU has tie-up with a few nationalized and private banks for educational loans. Candidates looking to avail such facility may contact the admissions office. The rate of interest offered is in the range of 14% to 16%. They may require collateral security or guarantors.